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Discover the diversity of Christchurch, just a 3 hour flight from the Australian eastern coast. Then take an easy 2.5-hour drive along the scenic coastline to Kaikoura for some dolphin and whale watching. Next stop, wine country. Linger in the picturesque Marlborough region, enjoy a sauvignon blanc or two, and relax in the Marlborough Sounds waterways. Explore the artisan haven of Nelson and the world-famous Abel Tasman National Park. On the way back to Christchurch unwind in the natural thermal pools and spas of Hanmer Springs.
Driving south from Hanmer Springs returning to the vibrant city of Christchurch. Explore a leisurely punt down the Avon river and the famous botanic gardens that gave this city it's name as New Zealand's "garden city". Just a few minutes from the city wander the easily acces